International Van Rental

Renting a van can be a great and cost effective way to move items from one place to another.  Be it a house move, a grand piano, some garden rubble or a whole kitchen, it is all possible by hiring a van.  International van rental is particularly interesting for those people who have dealings with other countries.  This can be because someone may be moving abroad, for example to study, or because you are conducting business with companies abroad.  Whatever the reason international van rental could be just what you need.

Where Can I Find an International Van Rental?

There are quite a large number of companies that offer international van hire.  This can be done in one of two ways:

  • By hiring a van in the United Kingdom and taking it abroad
  • By hiring a van in the country of your destination and being picked up by it at the airport or ferry terminal.

Some of the companies you may want to consider contacting if you are looking for international van hire are:

  • Sixt, a large national player that offers van hire in all of the United Kingdom, as well as offering international van rental.
  • Budget, operating across the United Kingdom and Europe.
  • Europcar, with depots all across the continent.

What Can I Expect to Pay for International Van Rental?

The price of international van rental will vary depending on a number of things.  The size and type of your van will greatly influence the price, for starters.  A larger van (for example a Luton van with tail lift) will be far more expensive than a small van, such as Citroen Berlingo.

The other thing that will greatly influence the price of international van hire is your itinerary: will you be hiring a van from the United Kingdom, drive it abroad and take it back?  Or will you hire a van when you arrive abroad?  Or are you looking for one way international van hire, whereby you do not need to return the van to the depot where you started from.

Keeping the costs of international van hire down is best achieved by opting for longer term hire.  As this is encouraged by many companies, prices are usually greatly reduced if you opt for hire agreements that are for at least one week or more.

How Can I Find an International Van Rental Company?

Finding an international van rental company should not be too difficult.  You could try contacting a number or all of the companies listed in this article, for example.  Alternatively, you could speak to people that may have used international van hire in the past.  Perhaps you know somebody whose child recently started studying abroad, for example.  Of you could speak to local businesses, particularly those that have international dealings, and ask them for some recommendations.

As you can see, finding an international van rental company should not be too difficult and with a little research, you should be able to have the van that you need ready and fitting in with your itinerary for a price you can afford.



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